DeShone Kizer

The Titans will sign QB Deshone Kizer to their practice squad to replace Trevor Siemian who was added to the New Orleans Saints active roster.

According to a league source, the Tennessee Titans will sign quarterback Deshone Kizer to their practice squad after losing Trevor Siemian to the New Orleans Saints' active roster on Friday night.

Kizer, a former second-round pick by the Cleveland Browns, who also spent time with the Green Bay Packers and Oakland Raiders, worked out for the Titans at the same time they signed Siemian in training camp as veteran backup insurance behind Ryan Tannehill and Logan Woodside.

After the coronavirus outbreak in September ran its course, the Titans had intentionally kept Siemian, signed in training camp after Cole McDonald was waived, away from the facility in order to have a quarterback available to play just in case that Tannehill and Woodside were both to test positive from the virus or have to be quarantined because of contact tracing.

Kizer, a former Notre Dame star, suffered through a rough rookie season with the Browns in 2017, going 0-15 as their starting quarterback and throwing 22 interceptions to just 11 touchdown passes while completing just 53.6 percent of his passes.

He was dealt to the Packers after the season when Cleveland drafted Baker Mayfield with the No. 1 overall pick in 2018.

Kizer backed up Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay for a season before the Raiders claimed him off waivers in 2019.

Kizer, in a bit of irony, was chosen 52nd overall by the Browns with a pick that was originally owned by the Titans but dealt to Cleveland as part of Jon Robinson's dealing in 2016 when he traded the No. 1 overall pick to the Los Angeles Rams and then traded back up with Cleveland to No. 8 and drafted tackle Jack Conklin.

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